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The Rolla Daily News - Rolla, MO
  • Belvo property named yard of month

  • Marsha Belvo, who lives at 907 West 12th St. in Rolla, was honored by the Rolla Floriculture Club for having the Yard of the Month for July.
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  • Marsha Belvo, who lives at 907 West 12th St. in Rolla, was honored by the Rolla Floriculture Club for having the Yard of the Month for July.
    Her bed along the street is full of ivy garden, daisies, Russian Sage and a swing. The sidewalk behind this bed contains interesting mosaic designs.
    Beds in front of the home feature chameleon plants, small evergreen trees and many other plants.
    Leaving the front, one strolls through this eclectic garden along many shaded rock paths.
    All beds are lined with rock and liliatrope and filled with a variety of plants including hosta, hollyhock, coreopsis, several varieties of hydrangea, columbine, Stokes Aster, lavender, campanula (bellflower), roses, including Knock-Out, azalea, rhododendron, daylilies, wild ginger, a bed of English Ivy and an American Smoke tree.
    One of the beds is dedicated to Marsha’s parents with statuary from their garden. Also included are iris from three generations of her family.
    Marsha calls her gardens “friends gardens” because many of the plants came from friends.
    On the west side of the house is a small vegetable garden, a trellis with trumpet vine and several crepe myrtle.
    Also on the west side is a black wrought iron fence lined with native plants including Queen Anne’s lace, butterfly weed and spiderwort. The north side features include a butterfly bush and the south, a bed of Gooseneck Loosestrife.  Trellises, bird houses, bird baths and whimsical artwork are throughout the garden.

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